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Old 08-30-2015, 11:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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About a year later, how is this fix fairing?

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Old 08-30-2015, 04:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not so good!

Unfortunately, I never got around to actually protecting the finish, so it oxidized again in ten months of Florida weather.
Next time I'll give it the real treatment, but for a quick wipe-on wipe-off fix, it lasted three or four months without yellowing at all.
When I use the Blue stuff with my buffer on my cordless drill and follow up with wax, that lasts for over a year.
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I sprayed bug spray on my truck lenses once. didn't wipe it off. looked terrible when the plastic melted. nothing worked after that. had to replace them.
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The results look good. Most of the products you can't get outside of USA/CAN I believe, but what I plan on doing is wet sanding mine and then buffing with polish (once I get a dual action buffer). It will work like this one in the respect that it'll remove all the oxidization and make the plastic taillights/headlights look brand new.

I find that cars with yellowed plastic just look much much older than ones without. Fortunately for mine, I've got glass headlights. Only thing I've got to worry about is faded black trim

There are, however, off-the-shelf headlight restoration kits for sale.
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The yellow is in the old UV protection layer, right?
You just need to get rid of that and get a fresh layer on.
Anything that removes the layer without damaging the plastic underneath should work.
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The yellow us UV damaged plastic. You need to remove that layer to clear them up. Then, you really should add a layer of UV resistant coating on top of it to lengthen the amount of time until it yellows again.

Here is my write up on my headlight restoration. Its holding up pretty well.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-uv-30237.html
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The yellow us UV damaged plastic. You need to remove that layer to clear them up. Then, you really should add a layer of UV resistant coating on top of it to lengthen the amount of time until it yellows again.

Here is my write up on my headlight restoration. Its holding up pretty well.

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you said it better than me. there is no UV coating from the factory.
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In that case, shouldn't we put on a layer of UV protection film ahead of any damage to our new(ish) headlights?

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